Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical DiagnosisISSN: 2325-9590

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Case Report, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Scrotal Pythiosis in a Draft Horse

Walaa Awadin1*, Esam Mosbah2, Adel E Zaghloul2, Érico S Loreto3, Régis A Zanette3 and Janio M Santurio3
1Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
2Department of Surgery, Anaesthesiology and Radiology, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
3Postgraduate Program in Pharmacology, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Federal University of Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
Corresponding author : Walaa Awadin
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
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Received: September 19, 2013 Accepted: October 29, 2013 Published: November 01, 2013
Citation: Awadin W, Mosbah E, Zaghloul AE, Loreto ÉS, Zanette RA, et al. (2013) Scrotal Pythiosis in a Draft Horse. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 2:4. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000120


Scrotal Pythiosis in a Draft Horse

Equine cutaneous pythiosis (ECP) has been directly related to the attraction of aquatic zoospores of Pythium insidiosum (P. insidiosum) to the cutaneous lesions, followed by encystation of zoospores in the new habitat. P. insidiosumrequires an aquatic environment and organic substrate (e.g., moist, decaying vegetation) for maintenance of its normal life cycle. The lesions were restricted to the skin and subcutaneous tissues in horses. However, the organism can invade the external genitalia, neck, trunk, dorsal midline, intestinal tract, lymphatic, arteries, lung, trachea, bone, joints, and tendon sheaths. This case report described scrotal pythiosis in a draft horse.

Keywords: Pythium insidiosum; Kunkers; Granulomatous lesions

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